H2O Just Isn’t Enough

My birthday came and went…

Had a GREAT time with family & friends.

I’m not big on birthday celebrations these days…

I kinda don’t need the constant reminder that I am getting old.

Yuck. That word just leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Anyway, a very good friend of mine treated me to a massage on Wednesday.

At Massage Envy.

It was my first.

And let me tell you…it was GOOD.

🙂

The massage therapist focused on my back, shoulders, arms, and neck…

and boy, let me tell you… there was sooooo much tension in my shoulders and back, it was almost embarrassing.

It prompted her to ask what I did for a living and if my job stresses me out.

Yikes!

Didn’t realize that my profession + working out daily would cause that much tension in my muscles!

The next thing she said asked me kinda surprised me, too.

She asked if I kept my body hydrated.

In my mind, I was like “duh”, but I responded with a simple “yes” instead.

Then she said “The reason why I am asking is because your skin is absorbing up all this lotion faster than normal.”

Hmmm. Interesting.

Apparently, water isn’t enough to keep hydrated.

I did NOT know this!!!

She suggested I drink a Gatorade here and there. For the electrolytes.

Thought to myself I don’t need that all that sugar.

So…

next best thing:

I prefer C2O, but this one’s just as good.

She also says Pedialyte is good, too. And that her boyfriend drinks ’em all the time.

Hmmm. I think I’ll pass on that one.

I’ll stick to my coconut water, thank you very much.

Actually had to run out and buy some for the hubs and I tonight because we’re both not feelin’ well.

He’s comin’ down with somethin’ and I woke up with a HUGE migraine today…

one that just won’t go away.

No Bueno.

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Anyway, totally enjoyed every minute of my massage.

My body soooo needed it.

And I am soooo tempted to get one at least once a month now…

Wonder if the hubs will let me 😉

I took the day off from working out today…my body begged me to rest.

But I will be back at it again tomorrow.

I promise.

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What, besides water, do YOU drink to stay hydrated?

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in them jeans

It’s no secret that I’ve been “shrinking”.

The last time I bought a pair of new skinny jeans, was back in November.

Just before Thanksgiving. Was excited because I was back down to a size 6.

…at least in American Eagle Outfitter jeans.

i know you can't see the jeans...but it looks pretty fitted, right?

Then, I kid you not…

a couple of weeks later, I noticed how loosely they were fitting on me.

I thought to myself, “You’ve got to be kidding me. I cannot be shrinking THAT fast.”

Yeah… $50 not-so-skinny jeans gone to waste.

But I still use them. I’m just always pulling them up…and sometimes even wear a belt.

Which is why I’ve decided I’m not going to buy any new jeans until I’m done shrinking.

But I need new jeans.

And that’s when the lightbulb went off in my head.

I had saved all my old favorite jeans from like 6 years ago.

…and they were packed away in storage.

So a couple of days ago, I made my husband climb up into the attic and bring ’em down.

Hollister on the Left; American Eagle on the Right

Both jeans actually fit a little loose, too. Especially at the waist.

But it’s awesome that I can fit into them again!!!

And just so you don’t think I’m fibbing about the weight loss, I do have some pics of me in the jeans I wore when I was at my heaviest.

Exhibit A

This was taken in the Summer of 2010.

And no this was not photoshop’ed.

Now check this out…

Me wearing the same pair of jeans now.

side view

This is my version of the “boyfriend” jean…

front view

It still amazes me at how much I’ve lost/toned up in the past 6 months.

It is possible. You have no idea how many times I felt discouraged because I wasn’t seeing results right away.

But hard work pays off.

The proof is in them jeans.

🙂